‹ zurück Sie sind hier:  Startseite » Buchhändler » » Head Off & Split: Poems

Linksbuch Neu neu Rechtsbuch

Finney, Nikky

Head Off & Split: Poems (Kartoniert / Broschiert / Paperback)


New - 116 S. - Sprache: Englisch - 216x156x12 mm

ISBN: 0810152169 EAN: 9780810152168

Winner of 2011 National Book Award for Poetry Winner of 2012 GLCS Award for Poetry Winner of 2012 SIBA Book Award for Poetry Nominee for 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Poetry The poems in Nikky Finney's breathtaking new collection "Head Off & Split "sustain a sensitive and intense dialogue with emblematic figures and events in African American life: from civil rights matriarch Rosa Parks to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, from a brazen girl strung out on lightning to a terrified woman abandoned on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina. Finney's poetic voice is defined by an intimacy that holds a soft yet exacting eye on the erotic, on uncanny political and family events, like her mother's wedding waltz with South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond, and then again on the heartbreaking hilarity of an American president's final State of the Union address. Artful and intense, Finney's poems ask us to be mindful of what we fraction, fragment, cut off, dice, dishonor, or throw away, powerfully evoking both the lawless and the sublime.

Titel derzeit leider nicht verfügbar.


Über den Autor

Nikky Finney was born at the rim of the Atlantic Ocean, in South Carolina, in 1957. The daughter of activists and educators, she began writing in the midst of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. With these instrumental eras circling her, Finney's work provides first-person literary accounts to some of the most important events in American history. In 1985, and at the age of 26, Finney's debut collection of poetry, " On Wings Made of Gauze," was published by William Morrow (a division of HaperCollins). Finney's next full-length collection of poetry and portraits, " RICE" (Sister Vision Press, 1995), was awarded the PEN America-Open Book Award, which was followed by a collection of short stories entitled Heartwood (University Press of Kentucky, 1998). Her next full-length poetry collection, "The World Is Round" (Inner Light Books, 2003) was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award sponsored by the Independent Booksellers Association. In 2007, Finney edited the anthology, "The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South "(University of Georgia Press/Cave Canem), which has become an essential compilation of contemporary African American writers. Her fourth full-length collection of poetry, "Head Off & Split," is a National Book Award Winner. Finney and her work have been featured on Russell Simmons DEF Poetry (HBO series), renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson's feature "The Meaning of Food" (a PBS production) and National Public Radio. Her work has been praised by Walter Mosley, Nikki Giovanni, Gloria Naylor and the late CBS/60 Minutes news anchor Ed Bradley. Finney has held distinguished posts at Berea College as the Goode Chair in the Humanities and Smith College as the Grace Hazard Conklin Writer-in-Residence. Finney is currently a Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University Kentucky. She is a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets

ISBN 0-810152-16-9, ISBN 0-81-015216-9, ISBN 0-81015-216-9, ISBN 0-810-15216-9, ISBN 0-8101-5216-9

ISBN 978-0-810152-16-8, ISBN 978-0-81-015216-8, ISBN 978-0-81015-216-8, ISBN 978-0-810-15216-8, ISBN 978-0-8101-5216-8

Sparen Sie Versandkosten beim Kauf weiterer Artikel dieses Buchhändlers.

Schweigen auf deine Lippen Gedichte aus dem Nachlaß von Braun, Helmut (Herausgeber); Ausländer, Rose
8,90 EUR
Weihnachten von Koranyi, Stephan (Herausgeber)
5,00 EUR
La casa de Bernarda Alba von García Lorca, Federico
14,49 EUR

Therese Raquin: A Play in Four Acts von Zola, Emile; Morlock, Frank J. (Übersetzung)
14,00 EUR
21,20 EUR

Gedichte von George, Stefan; Baumann, Günter (Herausgeber)
7,80 EUR

Politische Reden von Unte, Wolfhart (Übersetzung); Unte, Wolfhart (Herausgeber); Demosthenes
9,80 EUR
Meine zuletzt angesehenen antiquarischen und neue Bücher
Meine letzten Buch Suchanfragen
    Noch keine Suchanfragen vorhanden.

© 2003 - 2018 by whSoft GmbH
Entdecken Sie außerdem: Antiquariatsportal · Achtung-Bücher.de · Booklink · Buchhai - Bücher Preisvergleich
Alle genannten Preise sind Bruttopreise und enthalten, soweit nicht anders vom Verkäufer angegeben, die gesetzliche Umsatzsteuer.